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Cosmetic Dentistry – Torrington, CT

Come Get the Smile You’ve Always Wanted

Imagine smiling and laughing freely, showing off brilliantly white teeth. Don’t live with a smile you feel like you have to hide. Just an appointment or two may be all that separates you from the smile you deserve!

Why Choose Torrington Dental Care for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Porcelain Veneers

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If you are unhappy with teeth that are damaged, stained, or otherwise imperfect, porcelain veneers are a very popular and effective solution for creating comprehensive smile improvements. This type of restoration is similar to a dental crown, but its structure is very thin in nature so that it can cover just the front, visible surfaces of the teeth instead of the entire structure. In just a few appointments, patients can achieve a smile that helps them feel more confident than ever before.

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No-Prep Veneers

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No-Prep veneers (also known as Lumineers) are like regular porcelain veneers but require less preparation, or reduction, of the tooth. These contact lens-sized “smile shapers” are adhered to the front surfaces of your teeth, painlessly giving you a beautiful, bright, and straight smile in an instant. Most of the time, there are no injections or drilling involved! Find out if you are a candidate. Contact us today for your complimentary consultation.

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Metal-Free Dental Restorations

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When it comes to rebuilding decayed and damaged teeth, our dental practice is proud to offer the best of both worlds – reliable, long-lasting durability and premier aesthetic value. We offer several top-of-the-line brands for metal-free restorations, including Emax®, Empress, and Zirconia. These new additions to your smile will be virtually indistinguishable from your natural dental structure in look, feel, and function. Their 100% biocompatible structure is also ideal for oral comfort and reduced sensitivity.

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Dental Bonding

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Bonding is an easy and fast method for correcting relatively minor smile flaws, such as chips in the enamel or spots of stubborn discoloration. Our team will apply composite resin (the same material we use for tooth-colored fillings) that’s been precisely shaded to match your enamel, molding it into a subtle, aesthetically pleasing addition that hides the requested area from view. In most cases, this conservative transformation will only take a single visit here in Torrington.

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At-Home Teeth Whitening

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If you are unhappy with your smile’s current shine, talk to our team about the possibility of using at-home teeth whitening. This cosmetic service provides professional-strength results and can be used on a patient’s own schedule. You’ll simply wear custom-made mouth trays combined with a powerful bleaching gel as directed, and within two weeks, the changes should be beautifully noticeable.

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Gum Contouring

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Overly “gummy” smiles can take away from a person’s appearance and unnecessarily hide beautiful dental structure. At Torrington Dental Care, we can enhance the natural gum line through aesthetic contouring. Our state-of-the-art soft tissue laser precisely eliminates unnecessary tissue from the mouth and can correct any significant symmetrical errors, creating a more pleasing and even shape that complements the teeth wonderfully.

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Smile Makeovers

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If your aesthetic concerns and goals are more extensive than what a single treatment can accomplish, our cosmetic dentists would be happy to sit down with you and discuss the possibility of a personalized smile makeover. This plan will involve whatever service options you need to achieve your ideal look, precisely arranged and scheduled so that they will yield the biggest benefits in record time.

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Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Cosmetic services are not typically covered by dental insurance, so we understand that many patients are concerned about how much it will cost to achieve their aesthetic goals for their smile. You can rely on our team to provide straightforward pricing information so you do not run into any unpleasant surprises when you are paying for your care. We will also explain all of your treatment options so you can choose one that is within your budget.

Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?

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Most people want to accomplish one or more of the following with cosmetic dental services: whiter teeth, straighter teeth, and/or differently sized/shaped teeth. We offer treatments at a range of price points that can help with all of those things.

  • Direct bonding is a fast and relatively low-priced service that uses a tooth-colored resin to disguise aesthetic flaws in teeth. Its biggest downside is that it usually lasts just a few years.
  • Teeth whitening uses a powerful bleaching formula to break up unwanted pigment molecules in teeth, leading to a brighter overall smile. It usually costs just a few hundred dollars, and the results can last for anywhere from a few months to a few years.
  • Veneers are sometimes regarded as an “all-in-one” cosmetic treatment because they can hide discoloration, chips, cracks, minor misalignment, and more. They can cost thousands of dollars, but their longevity makes them a great value. They may endure for 10 – 15 years or even longer!
  • Orthodontia uses clear aligners or brackets and wires to straighten teeth. Such treatments usually cost a few thousand dollars, and they can take a year or longer to complete. Orthodontic care is a suitable option for patients whose dental misalignment is affecting both their appearance and their oral health.
  • A smile makeover is a customized service that combines numerous cosmetic treatments. It is the most expensive option, but it is also the most efficient way to achieve a desired end result.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

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Admittedly, cosmetic dentistry can seem expensive. However, it is important to consider what you may get for your money. Not only could you find new love for what you see in the mirror, but you may also experience increased confidence. Plus, the way others perceive you may change. Many people find that an attractive smile makes others feel drawn to them. You might even be perceived as more trustworthy and approachable!

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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In the vast majority of cases, dental insurance does not cover services that are considered elective. Therefore, you should not expect your policy to help you with the cost of services like teeth whitening and veneers.

In some instances, insurance does cover services that enhance the appearance of teeth and provide significant oral health benefits. For example, your plan might cover metal-free restorations. Some dental policies even cover orthodontia.

Beyond insurance, there are a couple of provisions that might make your cosmetic treatment easier to afford:

  • We accept third-party financing through both CareCredit and Sunbit. The application process is easy, and most patients qualify for credit.
  • Essential Dental Plan. This discount plan can reduce the price of most of the services available in our practice.

Would you like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and its cost? Our team will be happy to answer your questions. Get in touch with Torrington Dental Care today!

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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Our Torrington dental team takes great pleasure in helping patients achieve beautiful, confident smiles. However, we understand that the prospect of undergoing cosmetic treatments can give rise to some questions. You are free to ask us anything during your consultation! In the meantime, you can discover some fascinating information by reviewing the FAQs below.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?

Cosmetic dental treatments come at a range of price points, from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. While the cost might seem high at first, the treatments we offer are actually an excellent value. After all, with proper care, your results might last for years. Plus, it is difficult to assign a monetary value to the benefits that you might experience, including increased confidence and a more youthful appearance.

If you are concerned about being able to afford your desired treatments, let us know. We offer financing and other provisions that might make it easier to fit your procedure into your budget.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Covered by Insurance?

Many cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whitening and veneers, are considered to be purely elective. Therefore, insurance almost never covers them.

However, if a treatment can enhance your smile and provide substantial oral health benefits, it might be partially covered. For example, metal-free crowns can restore the appearance of damaged teeth. They can also protect those teeth from further damage and possibly prevent the need for extractions. In many cases, such crowns are 50% covered by insurance.

Our practice accepts hundreds of insurance plans. We will be happy to help you maximize your benefits.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?

As long as cosmetic dentistry is administered by a qualified professional, then yes, it is safe. A careful dentist will do all they can to minimize the level of risk involved with any procedure. Severe adverse outcomes are quite rare.

On the other hand, cosmetic dentistry can be quite risky if it is not provided by a qualified dentist. For example, some people use harsh ingredients while attempting to whiten their teeth on their own. They often end up damaging their enamel and experiencing significant dental sensitivity.

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

The lifespan of your results will depend on which procedure you undergo and how you care for your smile.

  • Teeth whitening can last anywhere from a few months to a few years.
  • Dental bonding may last 5 – 7 years.
  • Veneers often endure for 15 – 20 years or longer.
  • Gum contouring may provide permanent results.

You can help your new look last as long as possible by sticking to good habits. For example, you should have a thorough oral hygiene routine, avoid the use of tobacco, eat a balanced diet, and visit our team every six months for regular checkups.

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